Just When

Just when I figure it all out,
you go and change it once more;
don’t you know I’m a cat
and change is something
we deplore?

Just when I’ve settled
and got ready for a nap,
you tear apart my world
leaving chaos & destruction
leaking from the tap.

Just when I don’t think I could
hate you any more,
you prove that hatred
is quite lenient compared
to what I have in store.

© Autumn and Emilita Siders 2018

Dream Job

To say I would do anything
is an understatement.
I would do everything
and all the unthinkable things
in between.
Loving you
is my only job
and the pay
is greater than
any dollar amount.
But the truth is,
I would work for free
as long as it meant
you’d be next to me.

© Autumn Siders 2018


When the tables have turned
and the truth comes out
and your bridges have burned
and you are filled with doubt.
The things that you lean on
are structurally unsound
and the very steps you take
are on unsolid ground.
Can you ever go back
to the way that it was?
Can you ever forget
what hatred does?

© Autumn Siders 2016


How could you think it was okay
to use that weapon
and take my fur away?
A jumbled mess it may have been
but I approve all grooming
right down to where and when.
Just try that move once more
and then you best prepare
for what you’ll have in store.

© Autumn and Emilita Siders 2018

Congratulations, Brittney and Reynold!

is strange.
Two strangers
soon become friends
become lovers,
become mates,
merge souls.
How strange?
is eternal,
when done right
and nourished
and cared for
and able to bloom,
eternity soon seems
not long enough indeed.
can be
a poem,
a song,
a feeling,
a look,
an action,
a vow,
a ring,
and just near
can be
more difficult
than anything.
is not easy
but when you know
it’s right,
there is never a time
when it’s not worth
the fight.

© Autumn Siders 2018